The Ireland U20 side has been named for their 5th place play of match against England at Rosario, Argentina. Kick off 19:30 UK/IRE (Live on World Rugby web media.) 

The disappointing news for Ulster readers is that there is only one Ulster player starting, namely, Azur Allison (Ballymena), who starts at No. 8. They must breed them tough up round the Braid as Ulster’s only other representative left standing is another Ballymena Academy old boy Angus Kernohan who currently turns out for Queens. Kernohan is named amongst the 12 replacements but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t get a run out. 

There have been quite a few changes in the back line, both positionally and with a couple of new faces called in and there is another couple of new faces up front.

I don’t think Ireland played particularly well against Italy but I’m surprised at some of the changes. 

Anyway, the starting XV and the raft of replacements, together with their stats for this tournament are shown below. We’ll have our full preview up in the morning when we’ve had time to look at both sides. 

Ireland U20: 5th Place Semi Final v England 
NO. PLAYER CLUB PROVINCE PLD MINS T PTS
15 Jake Flannery Shannon Munster 3 236 1 14
14 Aaron O’Sullivan** UCD Leinster 0 0 0 0
13 Liam Turner Dublin University Leinster 3 240 0 0
12 David Ryan** UCD Leinster 1 4 0 0
11 Jonathan Wren Cork Constitution Munster 3 192 0 0
10 Ben Healy Garryowen Munster 3 135 1 28
9 Craig Casey Shannon Munster 2 140 1 5
1 Michael Milne UCD Leinster 3 117 1 5
2 Dylan Tierney-Martin Corinthians Connacht 3 162 0 0
3 Charlie Ward** Clontarf Leinster 1 2 0 0
4 Charlie Ryan UCD Leinster 3 208 0 0
5 Thomas Ahern Shannon Munster 1 32 0 0
6 Ryan Baird Dublin University Leinster 3 174 1 5
7 Ronan Watters St Mary’s College Leinster 2 74 0 0
8 Azur Allison Ballymena Ulster 2 104 1 5
               
16 Declan Adamson** Clontarf Leinster 2 15 0 0
17 Josh Wycherley Young Munster Munster 3 167 0 0
18 Tom Clarkson Dublin University Leinster 3 194 0 0
19 John McKee Old Belvedere Leinster 2 71 0 0
20 Brian Deeny** Clontarf Leinster 0 0 0 0
21 Niall Murray Buccaneers Connacht 3 92 0 0
22 Luke Clohessy** Shannon Munster 1 21 0 0
23              
24 Rob Russell Dublin University Leinster 2 136 1 5
25 Colm Reilly Buccaneers Connacht 2 100 0 0
26 Cormac Foley St Mary’s College Leinster 2 92 1 5
27 Angus Kernohan Queen’s University Ulster 3 200 0 0
28 Max O’Reilly** Dublin University Leinster 1 4 0 0

** Replacement players

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